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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Barley malt, hops, cane sugar, yeast and spices. Aged in port barrels


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (2355) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
(bottle)(with msbernac) hazy honey Amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of honey, bit of soy sauce; very well balanced flavour, well hidden alcohol, hidden depths

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1910) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle Aroma-fruits, floral, honey, toffee Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (514) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2015
33cl bottle Pours a mid brown with white head Aroma is spice,grain sweetish Flavour is sweet spice with long spice finish not the best from this brewery

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cad’s 10 year birthday tasting. Picked up from the school yard. Aroma is nice plumy fruits, stewed fruit, caramel. Mid amber coloured pour with a lasting greyish cream coloured head. Flavour is composed of plum, raspberry fruits, caramel, dark and nutty grains. A little warming booze in the finish is nice. Palate is semi-sweet, mid carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Azazello (107) - POLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva - Port Barrel Aged to jedno z dwóch zakupionych przeze mnie piw świątecznych - to było leżakowane w beczce po porto, a ja w porto zakochałem się będąc w Portugalii. Wygląda przepięknie ze swoją barwą będącą na granicy burgundu i miedzi. To lekko wysycone i gładkie piwo cieszy aromatem suszonych owoców, delikatnymi przyprawami, wiśnią i mocnym aromatem drewnianym. Wiśnia przydaje piwu cierpkości w smaku, ale generalnie piwo balansuje ku mocno owocowej słodyczy brzoskwini i ananasa. Piwo mocno rozgrzewa i chyba tylko delikatnie zbyt mocna pieprzowość mnie w nim gryzła. Tak czy siak jest bardzo dobrze!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2640) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
This is pretty awesome. Pours a dark honey colour. Lots of sweet Belgian candy goodness going on in the aromas and flavours. I don’t get much port. Nice hoppy end. I really liked this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2965) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle at Stadin Panimo. Dark copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, toffee, ripe fruits and hops. Bitter finish with citrus, toffee, ripe fruits and hops. Excellent belgian strong.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (3244) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
Dark maroon body with light foamy head. Belgian candy and dried fruit aroma. Taste is sweet vibrant fruity with a touch of the port. Rich and flavourful with a frothy zippy palate. Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
330ml bottle, pours clear amber with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma is complex, cherry, dates, rich caramel, oak notes, banana, raspberry and blueberry. Full bodied with a lively, dancing carbonation, the texture is lightly oily and lightly creamy, thinning out to a pithy bitterness balancing out the sweet malt. Very drinkable, not much alcohol in the taste, with a great depth of different flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2015
Pours a cloudy amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruit, toasty, some yeast and alcohol. Taste is high sweet leading to a big finish. Very good.


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